Essay On Institutionalized Identity

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Everyone has a different background, and backgrounds are depending on skin color, religion, family wealth… etc. Identities have fallen into different categories; however, it does not matter that people’s identities are, eventually, people will change because of the surrounding environment, which is the institutionalized practices. Institutionalized practices are taking places like schools, workplaces, basically the place where people spend the most time besides their homes. Places like that would shape individual’s identity because it ranks people from class to class, and automatically people will fit into different classes. In Project Classroom Makeover, the author Cathy Davidson believes that collective learning will shape a person’s identity, …show more content…
Institutionalized practices can be described as a system or a social situation that affects human 's behavior and daily life. For example, Davidson introduces collective learning as a tool for students to become more confident and willing to share insights. Schools are places for students to gain knowledge, develop self-esteem, learn the ability to collective learning...etc. During the process of learning at schools, individual’s identity has changed significantly. In Davidson’s article, the idea of collective learning is introduced as “inviting a group to collaborate on a solution to a problem” (Davidson 51). Students could share insights with others, and there is no right or wrong answer for ideas. Also, students’ identities have changed by increasing their confidence and they have found their sense of purpose. While students are surrounding in the environment that all of them are contributing ideas; as a result, it does not matter that whether students is dominant or submissive, they are all start to talking. This confidence leads people to “simply take it for granted that we should all feel good about ourselves, we are all special and we all deserve to follow our dreams” (Twenge 491). The idea of “self” really helps people to have confidence to accomplish their dreams, which creates a confident environment for students to change their identities. Before, people might think …show more content…
There are plenty of opportunities that people are facing during their lifetimes. For example, the standard tests such as SAT and ACT and the job interviews are two opportunities that would lead a person to have a totally different future than the other. The student who has a higher SAT scores will have a different future compares to a student who has a lower SAT scores. It is not absolute that student who has higher SAT scores would definitely success in the future, or the lower SAT score one would definitely become a failure. However, it is possible that student who has a higher SAT scores will have more opportunities than student who has lower SAT scores. Because the society still believes that “the correlation between top GPA and test scores from top schools and performance in the organization, and we know you will success” (Ho 178). The society defines a student’s successfulness through the standardized test mostly; however, this is also rising a social issue that for students who have learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. Not all students are strong in academic, some of students are extremely weak at academic, but strong at other field, such as performing and drawing. There is a girl who specialized in art and she comes“from the class failure to the class artist” (Davidson 62). The society cannot deny one person just because of their academic performance, and

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